How Long Does It Take to See Results From Acupuncture?

The American Society of Acupuncturists states that the results from acupuncture therapy depend on your health goal. Acupuncture focuses on balancing your energy flow or qi. Knowing how long it takes before you see acupuncture results can motivate you to schedule your first session. Here are the details.


For Chronic Pain Relief


If you want instant relief, prepare to progress and regress a little. The most important aspect of the treatment is to keep its positive effects last. This is possible through consistent sessions. Injury or acute pain relief will need daily acupuncture sessions for more than three days. Chronic pain will need alternating day acupuncture treatments for two to three weeks. This may start your lasting pain relief.  


For Short-term Pain Relief


A sports injury or sudden pain might go away after the first treatment. Sometimes, your pain may move to other sections of your body. You can try acupuncture for two weeks. If you do not experience relief, you may need to find another form of natural pain relief. 


For Better Circulation


After about three weeks of acupuncture, you will start to feel warmer. Your feet and hands will feel less clammy and cold. Your body will tolerate the cold better and not overheat during the hot months. These changes will start slowly. After a few weeks, you will notice changes in how you feel. 


For Long-term Well-being


Achieving a better state of well-being also comes with pain relief. Without pain, you have a higher energy level. It also lowers your vulnerability to illnesses. Regular sessions can help you achieve this.


For a Better Appetite


Prepare yourself for going to daily sessions for two weeks. After this period, you may start to feel an improvement in the way you eat. You can become hungrier without craving carbohydrates. The treatment helps you achieve satisfaction after every meal. It prevents bloating as well. 


For Quality Sleep


You may start experiencing better sleep after the first or second session. Sleepiness may start early in the evening. Feeling more refreshed when you wake up will follow the next day. You may feel exhausted after at least eight hours of sleep. This is your body going through a supercharging mode. 


For Better Breathing


Laborious breathing may show through frequent sighing. After two acupuncture sessions, you may notice that you will forget you are breathing. Your breathing pattern will become deeper and softer. Your abdominal breathing will become easier. 


For Easier Elimination


The results that you want for this health goal may happen in two to three weeks. Your feces may be firmer at least once each day. You also feel finished after each defecation. This is good for people with digestive problems, such as constipation and diverticulosis. You will feel satisfied after every urination. Leaking and accidents will not happen anymore. 


Understanding how long it will take to see the results from your acupuncture sessions can help you prepare for a better quality of life. At Active Family Chiropractic & Acupuncture, it is our priority to provide relief and function to our patients. Please visit our clinics in Grand Island, Kearney, Columbus, and Hastings, Nebraska, for an in-person consultation. Call 308-384-4955 (Grand Island - Webb and North Diers), 308-222-4400 (Kearney), 402-265-6800 (Columbus), or 402-249-5500 (Hastings - Cimarron and Burlington) to set an appointment or inquire about our acupuncture treatment packages.

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